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Russ Petranto

Russ Petranto


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Cast (feature film)

Network (1976) as Television Associate Director
Television programmers turn a deranged news anchor into 'the mad prophet of the airwaves.'

Director (special)

Barbara Walters Special: The Price of Fame, The (1995) as Director
An analysis of how some famous performers deal with celebrity.
What Is This Thing Called Love? (1993) as Director
Compilation of excerpts from interviews conducted in the past 17 years by Barbara Walters in which well-known personalities discuss their experiences with love, romance relationships and marriage.
Best of Barbara Walters: Legend -- The New Generation, The (1992) as Director
A special hosted by Barbara Walters, featuring interviews from her previous specials. Included are interviews with John Wayne, Lucille Ball, Johnny Carson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Roseanne Arnold, and Jay Leno.
Uptown Comedy Express (1987) as Director
A comedy special featuring five comedians portraying employees of an Art Deco nightclub, and emceed by Eddie Murphy's uncle, Ray Murphy. Broadcast as part of the "On Location" series and taped live at the Ebony Showcase Theater in Los Angeles.
Piper's Pets (1979) as Director
The misadventures of Dr. Donald Piper, a nervous veterinarian, and his not-too-bright assistant, Lester.
Perry Como Springtime Special, The (1979) as Director
A musical salute to Spring, hosted by Perry Como.
Crystal Gayle Special, The (1979) as Director
Country singer Crystal Gayle appears in her first television special, which traces her musical talents, from country and blues to the music of the 1960s.
Rag Business, The (1978) as Director
The story, set against the background of the Los Angeles garment industry, relates the antics of a group of dressmakers. In the pilot episode, the dressmakers attempt to help a fellow worker by letting her borrow an exclusive design to wear on a date with her boyfriend, who has just returned from Al
Jackie and Darlene (1978) as Director
The chaotic misadventures of Jackie Clifton, a "beat cop" police officer, and her roommate, Darlene Shilton, a police radio dispatcher at the "West Valley" Precinct. The pilot episode relates Jackie's attempts to apprehend three thieves she originally busted, but who were later freed because she neg
Instant Family (1977) as Director
The story of Clifford Beane and Frank Boyle, two single fathers who pool their resources to share an apartment and save on rent. The pilot episode depicts the efforts of the two families to live together.
Mr. & Ms. (1975) as Director
The exploits of David and Mandy Robbins, a husband-and-wife private detective team. In the second of two pilots for a potential "Mr. & Ms." series (see also "Mr. & Ms. and the Magic Studio Mystery"), David and Mandy investigate the death of a young British rock star and a conspiracy by several peopl

Producer (special)

Between the Lines (1980) as Associate Producer
A pilot for a series not picked up by ABC that focuses on the antics of the staff of the "Back Bay Mainline," an underground newspaper published in Boston.

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